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« on: September 11, 2004 05:21:01 AM »

... idea 100% stolen from Martha Stewart but her's are different.
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=product&id=product21153
mine:

They're sort of like, dangly bits for post earrings.

worn with my crystal star earrings.
34ga beading wire, crocheted with a #10/1.30mm steel hook. The black spiders are just knotted up black sewing thread.
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2004 05:26:46 AM »

Whoa that's really creative. Haha, they turned out well. I think I'll have to make me a pair for halloween.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2004 06:44:53 AM »

Yours are way better than marthas!
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2004 07:25:39 AM »

I agree with Girlinsoop, yours look much better than Martha's.  I like how you made the spiders; very creative.  Good job.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2004 09:14:46 AM »

Good Cow! YOU CROCHETED THAT?!?!?!
I bow down and kiss your halloween goodness feet.
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2004 11:37:49 AM »

I too prefer yours; they look much more like spiderwebs and seem more delicate.

You could also alter this pattern for snowflake earrings!  However, it might require a craftier person than I.

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2004 05:15:44 PM »

I love those so much...and I agree-your's are better than marthas!
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2004 02:44:25 AM »

Those are beyond awesome. Any chance you could post a pattern?
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2004 07:58:32 AM »

Those are beyond awesome. Any chance you could post a pattern?
It's really simple. Using 34gauge beading wire and a steel #10/1.30 crochet hook:
chain 3, slip stitch in first chain so you get a loop.

rnd 1: chain 7(4 chains count as the first tr, and the first three chains), work (tr, ch 3) 5 times into the loop you just made, connect with slip stitch at end of round
rnd 2: chain 11(4 chains=tr + 7ch), (tr, ch7) 5 times, connect with slip stitch at end of round, chain 5 before fastening off to create a chain to dangle the web from.

The spiders were basically messing around and trying to get the biggest and most lumpy knots possible for the body, then using a needle, thread through longer pieces (3 of them) and just square knot those into the main knot/lump/body. Thread through the 4th long piece, attach the spider by tying these last two legs in a square knot where you want your spider to sit in the spiderweb and trim the legs to a suitable length.
To use as "earring guards" with post earrings, just take your (cleaned, I hope) post earring and push it gently through the top of the chain5 dangly bit until it gets to the front of the post (or just behind your post earring's main feature), then insert the post into your earring and put the backing on it.

You could also alter this pattern for snowflake earrings! 
I was looking at some snowflake patterns to use with wire. I got into the wire stuff after doing lots and lots of thread (beaded and unbeaded) snowflakes. Have them all starched up to put on christmas presents as ornament/gifttags.

Thanks for the comments, everyone  Smiley
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